iOS 14’s wide-ranging impacts are becoming more apparent, in companies from Amazon to Facebook to AppLovin to Zynga. Plus, Amazon’s EU fine.
Apple Versus Governments, Apple’s Legitimate Privacy Claims, Privacy and Paranoia
The pushback to Apple’s move suggests that people are more concerned about their devices spying on them than they are third parties tracking them.
More on Visa-Plaid, European Commission v. Amazon, Spotify Updates
Should regulators be able to see the future, and a reminder that Aggregators are good for customers and suppliers. Then, Spotify starts selling demand, and potentially podcasts.
Slack Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft; Tying in the U.S. and E.U.; Microsoft Concerns, Then and Now
Slack has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft, and the tying allegations may have legs. Still, the fact the complaint exists is a bearish signal.
India, Jio, and the Four Internets
There are four Internets: China versus the U.S., and the E.U. and India. India’s potential new model rests on Jio.
Apple Wins E.U. Tax Case; Privacy Shield Struck Down; Bans, Censorship, and the First Amendment
Apple wins its EU tax case, while the privacy approaches of the US and EU are ruled incompatible. Then, why banning a network is different than censorship.
The Google Squeeze Follow-up, Disney+ Launch, Instagram Influencer Follow-Up
Google’s approach to travel mirrors its approach to Shopping, which, correctly or not, was already ruled to be illegal in Europe. Then, Disney+ rolls out like a movie, and fails like a service. Plus, more on Instagram and influencers.
Apple App Store Changes, Google to Remove French News Excerpts, Europe Bans Content Worldwide
Apple is softening App Store lock-in by the barest amount possible. Then, Google shows its power in France, but a case against Facebook shows how limited that power is.
Google Fined by the EU, Contracts and the Android Decision, Custom Search and the Shopping Decision
The EU has again fined Google for anticompetitive behavior. At first glance this looks like the Android decision, but I think the better comparison is the shopping decision, which I believe was wrong.
Where Warren’s Wrong
Senator Warren’s proposal about how to regulate tech is wrong about history, the source of tech giant’s power, and the fundamental nature of technology itself. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real problems — and potential solutions — though.